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Parenting Books That You Must Read

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Parenting today is much tougher than it was before. Parents look for books on subjects like family, sleeping solutions and discipline issues. Sure, you can also ask advice from friends, family, and relatives as well, but these bits of advice are too much emotionally involved. Parents should look for fair, balanced and sane ideas on parenting. Keeping the needs of parents in mind, we’ve got them the best parenting books of all time. Most of these titles have reigned the bestsellers for years.

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10 Best Parenting Books:

Without any further delay, let’s check out the best parenting books.

  1. The Baby Book, Revised Edition: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two:

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This one’s an excellent parenting book to read during pregnancy. This classic book by William Sears and Martha Sears provides a contemporary approach to parenting, ideal for the mommies and daddies of today. “The Baby Book” focuses on all the essential needs of the newborn like sleeping, eating, development, comfort and health and many more issues that freak out newbie parents. Besides, the readers also get inspiration and guidance to make the most out of parenting. An invaluable resource indeed, not just for the parents, but the entire family.

Price: $13.81

Available Online: HERE

  1. What Every Parent Needs To Know:

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This is one of the best parenting books for both mother and father. This fabulous book by award-winning author and child psychotherapist Margot Sunderland entertains you not just with facts, but also with fiction, to bring the best in your child. It presents the parents with a complete know-how on how to influence your child’s development in a proper way while providing solutions to the everyday challenge.

Price: $49.42

Available Online: HERE

  1. The Happiest Baby on the Block: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Newborn Baby Sleep Longer:

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One of the best parenting books for fathers. It will help him calm his crying baby in minutes and help him/her sleep through the night while you are taking a nap. Harvey Karp, the author of the book, is renowned for his technique of soothing the babies and inducing sleep. The current version of the book is updated with all the insights on breastfeeding, bed sharing and of course, infant sleep. With the advice, you can transform even the fussiest of the child into a happy one.

Price: $10.87

Available Online:  HERE

  1. Touchpoints-Birth to Three:

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This parenting book for toddlers deals with the leaps and regressions associated with the early childhood. The current edition teaches parents about the emotional, physical and behavioral development they are likely to see in their children. It also brings to light the fears of children; stresses faced by the parents and focuses on the role of fathers and other caregivers in parenting. You will also get information on a child’s sleeping pattern, toilet training, early communication, cognitive development, and much more.

Price: $7.95 to $12.62

Available Online: HERE

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  1. You And Your Tween:

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As you can surmise from the title of the book, “You and Your Tween” is a parenting book for tweens. This book by Holy Smith deals with what parents should do if their child is being bullied by his schoolmates, how to monitor their child usage of computer and of course, how to approach them on the topic of sex. “You and Your Tween” deals with all these questions and much more in a very sensitive and comprehensive manner. Essentially, this book will help you maintain a healthy relationship with tweens in the tricky years.

Price: $3.77

Available Online: HERE

  1. Be A Great Single Parent:

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A parenting book for single parents, “Be A Great Single Parent” by Suzie Hayman gives a step-by-step guide to everything that concerns single parents. It teaches on how to manage the realities of day-to-day life, how to socialize with other single parents and how to take optimal benefit from the support networks available.

Price: $0.1

Available Online: HERE

  1. New Toddler Taming: A Parents’ Guide to the First Four Years:

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Here’s a perfect parenting book by Dr. Christopher Green to guide you through the mini battlefield, the toddlerhood. The book has been updated to answer all the burning questions of the parents of the 21st century, not just settle with a blanket prescription to solve the challenging toddler behavior. It focuses on potty training, sleeping problems, sibling rivalry, disciple, and eating habits. The reviewers love the simple and straightforward tone of the author used in the book.

Price: $0.78

Available Online: HERE

  1. The Continuum Concept:

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The Continuum Concept gives us the idea that to achieve mental, physical and emotional, humans, including babies, need instinctive nurturing which was practiced by our ancestors. This back to basic approach came into the mind of Jean Liedloff, the parenting author when she spent over two years with the indigenous tribes or South America and saw how different their children were raised from the children in the so-called developed societies. Later, she concluded that the ancient child-rearing techniques that include trust, touch and community is the essence of raising a well-behaved and successful child.

Price: $4.09. The Kindle version of this parenting book is available at $5

Available Online: HERE

  1. What’s Behind Your Belly Button?

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What’s Behind Your Belly Button?, a book by Martha Char Love and Robert W. Sterling explains the importance of gut feeling in parenting. It stresses that gut feelings are very much capable of telling you about your instinctive needs and teaches how to use both brain and gut for optimal well-being. It isn’t a parenting book per say, but can go a long way in teaching you valuable parenting lessons. The book is written in narrative style, making it easier for readers to understand the experiences they have within themselves.

Price: $15.50

Available Online: HERE

  1. How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk:

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Another good parenting book. This book by Elaine Mazlish and Adele Faber teaches parents that yelling at children can never work. You need to be respectful even while talking to your kids. The methods of communication for you to try while talking with children are illustrated with delightful cartoons. The book will help you improve relationships, not just with your child, but with everyone around you.

Price: $9.60

Available Online: HERE

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Live It Beautiful highly recommends these parenting books to each of you. After all, there’s always a scope for improvement, no matter which phase of life you’re in.

What parenting books would you recommend to our readers? Let us know in the comment section below!

 

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